The digital age is revolutionizing education — and not just because there are online universities for those seeking a degree. All sorts of knowledge is now being shared through streaming and downloaded video.
Many people are finding the lessons available at khanacademy.com to be useful not just for helping their children with homework, but for refreshing or expanding their own knowledge base. Adults who want to know the difference between stocks and bonds can view this video – or watch dozens of other stock-related videos on the site:
Potential investors who want a more professional level understanding about financial markets, the economy, and other investment topics can watch long form lectures online from a variety of universities and professional organizations. An example appears below for those who have an hour to learn about investment analysis from an established professor:
Those are just two quick examples of what is now out there. With a little bit of research, any novice investor or someone hoping for a career as a financial analyst/investment counselor can begin to acquire the knowledge they need.
Ross Morales blogs about finance and the economy for investment sites like tndwest as well as for educational sites similar to www.lessonplanet.com.